The EMBO/EMBL Syposium on Cellular Heterogeneity – Role of Variability and Noise in Biological Decision-Making will be held on April 15 – 18, 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany and is organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers across different disciplines with a shared interest in studying the origins and consequences of variability in biological systems, ranging from stochastic molecular fluctuations to emerging cell population-level phenomena. The symposium will highlight the important role that single-cell approaches now have across the whole life sciences, be it in studying the dynamics of a molecular system in tissue culture cells or developing organisms, in understanding cell fate decisions during stem cell differentiation, in interpreting results from large-scale perturbations, or in mapping the cellular heterogeneity underlying drug resistance in cancer.
- Aleander van Oudenaarden – Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
- Steven Altschuler – UCSF, USA
- Naama Barkai – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- Chris Bakal – ICR — The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
- Eshel Ben-Jacob – Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Hana El-Samad – UCSF, USA
- Jeff Hasty – UCSD, USA
- Takashi Hiiragi – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
- Thomas Höfer – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
- Kevin Janes – University of Virginia, USA
- Dana Pe’er – Columbia University, USA
- Lucas Pelkmans – University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Vito Quaranta – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
- Arjun Raj – University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Rickard Sandberg – Karolinska Institute, Sweden
- Sabrina Spencer – Stanford School of Medicine, USA
- Lani Wu – USCF, USA
- Mihaela Zavolan – University of Basel, Switzerland
- Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz – University of Cambridge, USA
Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants are available for young researchers for the EMBO|EMBL Symposia Series (see below). Please indicate your interest for a Registration Fee Waiver or Travel Grant or both when submitting your abstract.
Registration Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed
Travel Grant: Up to €500 for participants arriving from the eligible countries listed below
The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all fellowships during the abstract selection process.
If you are awarded a fellowship, you will be notified after the completion of the abstract selection. This is usually 8 weeks before the event start date. Please note that you must pay your registration fee by the payment deadline (6 weeks before the event start date). The EMBL Course & Conference Office will request your bank details and reimburse the registration fees after the event. Travel Grants can only be reimbursed after the event once the receipts have been submitted.
Priority is be given to participants working in labs in: Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.
Travel grants may also be provided to participants working in labs in: Africa, Asia (excluding Japan, Singapore, and Korea), South and Central America, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.
For scientists based in Singapore additional travel grants are available. Please visit the website for more information.
Travel grants are also available as part of the cooperation agreement with the National Science Council of Taiwan, in addition to travel grants for participants from Italy in cooperation with the SIBBM.
Please note that all reimbursements will be made AFTER the meeting.
For further information about fellowships please refer to the FAQ page.